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£43m investment in GPs and community nurses

Wales online article by Mark Smith, 7 April 2016: GPs, community nurses and care workers set to benefit from £43m investment in primary care It is part of the Welsh Government’s plan to move services out of hospitals and into … Continue reading

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New Social Services changes begin 6 April 2016

Wales online article by Mark Smith, 6 April 2016: New law to ‘radically transform’ social services in Wales comes into force The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 aims to strengthen the voice of vulnerable people and their carers … Continue reading

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Welsh Government announces £60m to join up health & social care services

Welsh Government Press release, 1 April 2016: £60m to join up health and social care services £60m is to be invested over the next year to ensure children, adults and older people in Wales receive joined up health and social … Continue reading

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Shake-up of Welsh outpatient services announced

Health Minister announces radical shake-up of outpatient services, 11 February 2016 Outpatient care will be delivered in a radically different way in the future, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford announced today, as he launched the prudent healthcare action … Continue reading

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Update on the Welsh Independent Living Grant from Health Minister

Disability Wales report, January 13 2016: Minister provides an update on the Welsh Independent Living Grant The Minister for Health & Social Services, Mark Drakeford AM, has responded to a letter from the Co-Chairs of the Cross Party Group on … Continue reading

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Neuro cafes get government support

Welsh Government announcement: £22m awarded to projects to support vulnerable children, adults and older people in Wales  Monday 11 January 2016 Nearly £22m of grant funding has been awarded to organisations and projects which support vulnerable children, adults and older … Continue reading

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Betsi Cadwaladr UHB turning the corner?

Under-fire health board ‘turning a corner’ 100 days after being placed into special measures, according to its chief executive, by Mark Smith  16 Sep 2015 The decision to place Betsi Cadwaladr UHB under ministerial control was made by Health Minister Mark … Continue reading

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Welsh Independent Living Grant

A new £20m fund to support more than 1,600 disabled people in Wales with their care needs came into operation on 1st July, following the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) by the UK Government. Disabled people with significant … Continue reading

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North Wales Health Board placed in special measures

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is being placed in special measures, Health Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. Following concerns about the leadership, governance and progress in the Health Board, the Minister asked the Chief Executive of NHS Wales, Dr Andrew … Continue reading

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A new social care landscape in Wales

Major changes to the way people’s needs are assessed will introduce ‘a new social care landscape’ in Wales, by Mark Smith in Wales Online, 11 May 2015 Prof Drakeford claims the changes will stop people from receiving care packages only when … Continue reading

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